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Hermanuspietersfontein, Posmeester 2022

You’ve probably heard of the quaint beach town of Hermanus, situated on South Africa’s famous Whale Coast. Between 1855 and 1902, it was called Hermanuspietersfontein. In 1902, the local postmaster decided to shorten the name of the town to make addressing letters to the locals easier.

150 years later, the wine farm Hermanuspietersfontein, or HPF for short, craft outstanding wines with a serious sense of place. Their grapes come from Sondagskloof, which competes with Elgin and the Ceres Plateau for South Africa’s coolest wine growing region.

‘Posmeester’ translates to ‘Postmaster’ from Afrikaans. This is a nod of the cap to the old postmaster that renamed Hermanuspietersfontein to Hermanus in 1902.

A wine designed for everyday enjoyment for all palates. A small percentage of Mourvedre (8%) blended with the Merlot brings a warmth and finishing touch to this wine. A very subtle oaking regime allows an array of fresh fruit characteristics to shine through. A deliciously drinkable and accessible wine with layers of plush fresh fruit (red and purple fruit) with nuances of milk chocolate.

£16.75

In stock

Western Cape

Merlot

LightFull Bodied

Description

The One that gave us our Identity.

Long before the mobile phone he delivered Telegrams with important messages to families, friends, and lovers’ front doors. They knew he knew, before they knew, that made him an important man in their lives…

A wine designed for everyday enjoyment with a focus to be approachable and accessible to all palates. A small percentage of Mourvedre (8%) blended with the Merlot brings a warmth and finishing touch to this wine. We finalise the blend before the wine goes into old French oak barrels (3rd, 4th and 5th fills). Our aim is to create a wine that showcases plush fresh fruit (red and purple fruit) with a particular drinkability, supported with nuances of milk chocolate. On the palate this wine presents a generous offering from entrance to finish: lush and juicy entrance, supple and persistent tannin with good length. This wine will age for 2-3 years, provided stored under optimum conditions.

ORIGIN Western Cape
COMPOSITION Merlot 92%, Mourvedre 8%
ALCOHOL 13.58%
RES.SUGAR 2.4g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY 5,4g/l
pH 3.55

MATURATION IN OAK 3-6 months with old French oak barrels (3rd, 4th and 5th fill).

AROMA PROFILE Red and purple fruit such as raspberries and blueberries, showing milk chocolate undertone; fruit freshness.

PALATE PROFILE Perfect balance between freshness and texture, effortless weight and length.

AGEING POTENTIAL 2-3 years, provided stored under optimum conditions.

Additional information

Vintage

2022

Grape

Merlot

Wine Farm

Alcohol vol

13.5%

Origin

Western Cape

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